The Public Handshake, the Pushed Gossip and the Healthcare Marketing
|Title:||The Public Handshake, the Pushed Gossip and the Healthcare Marketing|
Vol. 6, No 2, 2013
Published date: 20-11-2013 (print) / 20-11-2013 (online)
Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
|Keywords:||healthcare marketing, nudge, constructivistic didactic, Teddy-Klinik, Stadtspital Waid|
Healthcare Marketing for a hospital is challenged by the new tariff system SwissDRG. An ongoing trial in Switzerland shows the idea and effect of viral marketing. The development of a public handshake/pushed gossip strategy is based on the theories of nudge (shift public opinion), constructivistic didactic (provide learning environment) and municipal intelligence (educate community). To be questionized is the bonding from a public hospital to its neighbourhood. With two instruments – teddy clinic for plush pets and kids as a simulated hospital treatment – and Waidfokus+ a series of public presentations about non-medical issues – the deliberately element of disturbance – as the hospital has no children award and is known for its public presentations about medical issues only – is the object of a practical research. The findings provide a first piece of knowledge that “unlogical” activities attract neighbours never been to the hospital before as well as former patients.